October 24th, 2002

grandma ryan

Passing on

And it will return to you
at the right time
for the future to pass what it can
and for naught to flow past the attentive

These days give light to the world
these stars only
make revelations when
you bring yourself close enough
to feel the heat
that could burn.

So we run onward,
flinging ourselves into the fray of
the fight, listening and directing
the songs around us to the top,
saving extinction from letting us
drive us extinct.

In the words are meanings we still
do not gather,
and often they will return
meaning in form
what meaning in function